22 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2011
In this paper we show that vocational training is an important determinant of productivity growth. We construct a multi-country, multi-sectoral dataset, and quantify empirically to what extent vocational training has contributed to increase the growth rate of labor productivity in Europe between 1999 and 2005. We find that one extra hour of training per employee accelerates the rate of productivity growth by around 0.55 percentage points.
Keywords: continuous vocational training, labor productivity growth
JEL Classification: E22, J24, O41
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sala, Hector and Silva, José I., Labor Productivity and Vocational Training: Evidence from Europe. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6171. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1970766